PUBG desert map revealed in new screens, and it's called Miramar

An image of a small cluster of buildings in PUBG's new desert map
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After months of teases, PlayerUnknown's Batteground's second map has finally been fully revealed (opens in new tab)

Called Miramar, the map is mainly covered in desert, which sits in stark contrast to the current lush forest island featured in the game. 

The map features a number of landmarks including a motorcycle death bowl, a colorful coastal town, and plenty of the shipping containers that players will know and love from the existing map. 

The new environment will be joined by a host of new weapons and vehicles including VW Camper Vans, jetskis, and the Win94 rifle (which appears not to be a long-lost Windows operating system.

Gearing up for 1.0

The new desert map has been a long time coming, but is finally due to arrive as the game finally reaches version 1.0 on PC, with an early access Xbox One release due on December 12. 

The inclusion of the new map is sure to be welcomed by the game's community, who have come to understand every inch of the game's existing massive map. 

However, it's not yet clear how the new map will feature in the game. Will it be selectable as an option from the game's menu, or will it be randomly assigned to matches like the current different weather conditions?

At any rate, the map is set to receive a full gameplay preview during tonight's Game Awards show (opens in new tab). For the full raft of new screenshots, check out the Steam announcement page (opens in new tab)

Jon Porter is the ex-Home Technology Writer for TechRadar. He has also previously written for Practical Photoshop, Trusted Reviews, Inside Higher Ed, Al Bawaba, Gizmodo UK, Genetic Literacy Project, Via Satellite, Real Homes and Plant Services Magazine, and you can now find him writing for The Verge.